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How does dog keep themselves cool by evaporative cooling?
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Asked in Animal Behavior
When an animal sweats to keep cool what process is the animal exhibiting?
What is an Evaporative Cooler?
Update: Evaporative cooling is just that... using a liquid to cool a space by evaporating the liquid. You can effectively cool air down to the dew point temperature (100% saturated) for given initial conditions. These work best in dry climates. See a psychometric chart for more information. The liquid itself doesn't need to be at a lower temperature than the space you're cooling. Evaporative cooling is when the cooler liquid that is left behind and cools the surface it rests upon. Evaporative Cooler is also known as a swamp cooler. It is a cooling machine which can be used in homes or offices for creating much more efficient surroundings.
Asked in Physics, Zoology or Animal Biology
Which property of water results in evaporative cooling of land organisms?
Asked in Elephants
How do elephants keep warm or cool?
Elephant need not keep themselves warm because they mostly live in areas which are hot so they need to keep themselves cool. They keep themselves cool in many ways Spending a lot of time in water holes Staying in the shade of large trees during the peak heat of the day Using their ears which are full of blood vessels and by flapping them constantly they help cool down their blood
Is it easier to heat and cool round buildings?
Asked in Science
Why does a wet khus-khus screen hung at a door keep the room cool?
This effect is due to 'evaporative cooling'. It is a very useful phenomena, and one may achieve a cooling of several degrees centigrade. In some hot countries, an open chimney is lined with damp cloth, and this cools the air in the chimney, which then falls because it is cooler and denser, and provides useful cooling to a quite large area. When on motor camping trips, we used to hang our butter and milk in a wet cloth bag in the car, and this kept it usefully cool, and at no real cost.